Yep you guessed it, hatemonger Fred Phelps and his band of picketing Westboro Baptists are planning to “attend” a memorial service for storm victims at Joplin. I really, truly, hope not.
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Thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the killer tornado which hit Missouri yesterday. Many of our regulars have family and friends in those towns, including Sekan Blunt Delivery and Mel. The number of injured has climbed to 1200 with the fear the death toll will exceed 120 with many believed still trapped under the rubble . The worst hit was Joplin where the tornado cut a path that was nearly six miles long & half a mile wide through the heart of the town destroying everything in its wake. The hospital took a direct hit and has been forced to close.
Psst For those who would like to help, please send donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
OK, here’s the thing would-be diamond ring thief, if you are going to swallow the evidence make sure you don’t cough it back up when police arrive. Rebecca Moore had her $20,000 diamond ring stolen from her car while she was out shopping in Joplin. Fortunately a jeweler who had been notified about the theft recognized the stolen ring and was able to stall the would-be thieves who were trying to flog it. When the police arrive the ring went straight down the throat of one of the thieves. Unlucky for him he began coughing uncontrollably and ending up coughing it back up. Hmm, I guess if I had to choose which end I would want the ring exiting I’d choose the mouth.